Friday: Educator Development Launch
The Institute for Professional Educator Development (IPED) at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside officially launches its new Educator Development program with a ceremony Friday, April 5, at 8 a.m. in the Student Center Oak Room.
The event includes comments from UW-Parkside Associate Provost Dennis Rome, followed by an IPED overview from director Pat Hoffman. The program concludes with comments from University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Harry Brighouse on the importance of educator development programs that acknowledge the 21st century mind.
"High quality education plays a vital role in economic growth. But what really matters is that people get to live enriching, flourishing lives," Brighouse said. "In the 21st century, schools can play a large role in improving the quality of people's lives."
During his presentation, Brighouse will examine what this role means in preparing educators to work in today's classroom, the design of professional educator development, and how standards and testing support high-quality instruction.
The new Educator Development program is currently recruiting students for teacher licensure programs in biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, political science, and sociology for students from middle school through high school.Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Molinaro 107, Brighouse speaks on "Education towards Eudaimonia: Teaching the 21st Century Mind." More information about Dr. Brighouse's program is available online.